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Document ID (ISN)112078
CIS number 11-0644
ISSN - Serial title 0308-597X - Marine Policy
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Windle M.J.S., Neis B., Bornstein S., Binkley M., Navarro P.
Title Fishing occupational health and safety: A comparison of regulatory regimes and safety outcomes in six countries
Bibliographic information 2008, Vol.32, p.701-710. Illus. 68 ref.
Abstract This article presents the results of a comprehensive, multi-national project that compares the fishing sector occupational safety and health (OSH) regulatory regimes of six countries (Canada, US, UK, Iceland, New Zealand, and South Africa) and examines the impact of legislation and regulations on OSH outcomes. A conceptual model is proposed that identifies potential sources of direct and indirect risks to fishing sector OSH in order to shed light on potential pathways from regulation to fishing sector OSH. Findings highlight differences and gaps in the regulatory frameworks of the countries studied and point to the urgent need for improved assessment and for access to accurate and standardized statistics regarding fishing-related injuries and illnesses. Several recommendations for moving forward are proposed.
Descriptors (primary) role of government; fishing; occupational accidents; fatalities; frequency rates
Descriptors (secondary) South Africa; Canada; USA; United Kingdom; Iceland; New Zealand; comparative study; comment on law
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Fishing